"[Ivan] Gonzalez started at Vintage with a 2.0 grade-point average. This semester, he earned his first 4.0 and was honored by the school as Crusher of the Month. Gonzalez believes students of his skin color and background are often underestimated — they aren’t expected to succeed academically. “You don’t really see the Mexican as one of those 4.0 students..." --via Napa Valley Register
Since 2012, the Legacy Youth Project, LLC is an Ethnic Studies and social justice leadership program committed to the healing, transformation, and liberation of Napa Valley youth. Through our Heartwork Pedagogy, we cultivate humanizing opportunities for our scholar warriors to lead, rejoice, and thrive.
Throughout an eight year partnership with the school district, the Legacy Youth Project (LYP) was fiscally sponsored by two local non-profit organizations. As of August 2020, LYP transitioned to a Limited Liability Company (LLC).